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A Smugglerific Cover (& Giveaway): A Hero at the End of the World by Erin Claiborne

Today we are super delighted to unveil the cover for A Hero at End of the World, Erin Claiborne’s debut novel. The book comes out on November 11 2014 and it’s the first release from a new publishing venture called Big Bang Press, dedicated to publish original fiction by emerging talent from the fan writing community. A Hero at End of the World has already earned a starred review from Kirkus! But enough from us.

Behold: the Smugglerific Cover!

Hero_Cover_Final 9.2.2014

A riff on “Chosen One” narratives that evokes Harry Potter, the Percy Jackson series and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, A Hero at the End of the World will appeal to all readers of modern fantasy adventures.

Seventeen-year-old Ewan Mao has spent his whole life preparing for his destiny: defeating the evil tyrant who’s been terrorizing Britain for as long as he can remember. But Ewan never dreamed that when the time came, his best friend Oliver Abrams would fulfill the prophecy instead.

Soon the life he imagined for himself crumbles, and adulthood finds Ewan living at home and working a minimumwage job while Oliver becomes a national hero, working at the Serious Magical Crimes Agency. But the two friends are unwillingly reunited when a strange magical cult targets Ewan in a plot to end the world as we know it.


Erin Claiborne on the book:

I’m a longtime fan of both YA and fantasy, particularly the stories where a young adult discovers that he or she has a destiny to vanquish an evil force — and especially if they’re reluctant to do it. I can tell you exactly which character got me started down this path, and her name is Buffy Summers. There was always something wonderful about the idea that the universe had chosen
you, and only you, to do something special. A Hero at the End of the World takes its plot from this trope, with a twist that I secretly always wanted to read: a Chosen One narrative in which the prophecy is wrong and the characters have to decide how they want their story to end.

But A Hero at the End of the World is not just about saving the world. It’s about two best friends whose jealousy drove them apart and who now have to to choose whether or not to repair their broken relationship; it’s about characters who have to take the steps to create their own destinies, as scary as that is.

The World of A Hero at the End of the World:


A Hero at the End of the World is set in London, where I live, because I’m unimaginative that way. Just kidding. Mostly.


It’s set here because I wanted to write about a place that I love and to make my setting as vivid as possible? there are things that I’ve changed because of the magical setting (such as obviously there are only a few teetering skyscrapers in the real London, Crystal Palace was burned down forever ago, London isn’t full of magical animals, etc), but I still wanted it to have that realistic feel.



Morgan Leigh Davies, editor-in-chief, Big Bang Press::

I knew within reading the first few pages of A Hero at the End of the World that we had to publish it: vivid, subversive, and darkly funny, it evoked so many of the books I loved as a kid while also being unlike any Young Adult novel I’d ever read.

The more I’ve worked on the book, the more I’ve fallen in love with the rich world Erin has created and her slightly (or notsoslightly) misguided cast of characters. Her novel is sharper, funnier, and more moving than I could ever have anticipated when I was reading those first few pages. It’s been an Incredible privilege to work on the book and I can’t wait for the rest of the world to get a chance to read it.

We were also all thrilled to have a cover and interior art from Jade Liebes. I’d been a huge fan of Jade’s work for some time and thought she would be Perfect for this book in particular. I’m also really pleased that we were able to commission an original illustration instead of using stock photos, particularly since the finished product wound up being so beautiful and distinctive. It also, crucially, foregrounds the novel’s two protagonists without masking their ethnicities. It’s a great reflection of Erin’s book—and eyecatching, to boot.


The Giveaway

To celebrate the cover reveal, we are giving away one copy of A Hero at the End of the World! This giveaway is open to EVERYBODY ANYWHERE, and will run until Sunday, September 20 at 12:01am EST. To enter, use the form below!

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  • Kyla Fontalva
    September 8, 2014 at 6:07 am

    That cover is so pretty! Can I cuddle with this book? By the way, thanks for the giveaway! Fingers crossed for this pretty book! ??

  • Gunnhild Skjold
    September 8, 2014 at 6:10 am

    This book looks really awesome!

  • Renay
    September 8, 2014 at 6:10 am

    This cover is so beautiful! 😀

  • Stuti
    September 8, 2014 at 6:11 am

    It sounds fabulous…and a bit awkward! I can just feel the bitterness and weirdness radiating from the protagonist. Eeeep!

  • Mieneke van der Salm
    September 8, 2014 at 6:14 am

    I love that cover and also, magical London setting with that subverted trope? SOLD!

  • calyx
    September 8, 2014 at 6:15 am

    so the cover is gorgeous, the setting is brilliant (obviously all Londoners are inherently biased towards things set in London, this is basically scientifically true) and I am SO EXCITED for this book to come out

  • marisa
    September 8, 2014 at 6:17 am

    It’s so SHINY (*_*)
    I need to find out how to bring this in to my Magical Worlds section! (It’s where we shelve YA/MG fantasy)

  • Liat
    September 8, 2014 at 6:18 am

    I love the cover! It is beautiful. AND IT TOTALLY DOES LOOK AWESOME!!!1

  • shaded_sun
    September 8, 2014 at 6:23 am

    The synopsis of the story – in which the Chosen One narrative is subverted – is intriguing. In any case, a London that has magical animals has me sold. I can’t wait to read this!

    The book has such a lovely cover, too.

  • andy
    September 8, 2014 at 7:02 am

    I can’t wait until it comes out!

  • Aymee
    September 8, 2014 at 7:07 am

    Oh my gosh, this cover looks nothing short of amazing! I’ve been waiting for this book for (what feels like) ages, now (Tho it’s probably not quite THAT long, but still.), and this just…did not help, let me tell you. Release it fasterrrrrrrr.

  • Kim
    September 8, 2014 at 7:33 am

    I’ve been waiting for this book ever since I found out about Big Bang Press! The plot is truly intriguing–a YA-novel fanatic like me would really be happy to get their hands on this. The cover looks fantastic too!!

  • Martha
    September 8, 2014 at 7:42 am

    The cover is amazing — looks properly worthy of what sounds like a fantastic story.

  • Adrienne Gillespie
    September 8, 2014 at 7:52 am

    I’ve never been to London and have always wanted to go. I go often through books, though.I’ve always wondered what would have happened if Neville Longbottom was really the boy who lived.

  • Wanda
    September 8, 2014 at 7:53 am

    I really like the look of the cover art, and I can’t wait till we finally get to read the book!

  • Matthew
    September 8, 2014 at 7:55 am

    The book sounds great and I love the way the cover looks kind of like a split tarot card!

  • Anita Yancey
    September 8, 2014 at 7:57 am

    I love the very different cover, it’s very unusual. The book sounds awesome. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  • Kristy Kalin
    September 8, 2014 at 8:30 am

    I heard about this book back when it first got its fledgling publication. I am super excited to read this in its entirety!

  • Mandy Bo
    September 8, 2014 at 8:34 am

    I’m so enchanted with the modern fantasy genre, and the subversion of classic YA tropes! Excellent! Definitely going to pre-order it soon as it opens.

  • Haizea
    September 8, 2014 at 8:39 am

    The book cover is beautiful!! I really love the colours and how well they go together.

  • Lea
    September 8, 2014 at 8:47 am

    The book sounds promising along with its wonderful cover! Congrats to everyone involved!

  • Ashleigh
    September 8, 2014 at 8:57 am

    I’ve been looking forward to this book for months! Can’t wait for it’s release, and the cover is absolutely beautiful.

  • Lexi
    September 8, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Looks beats. Sound neat.

  • Carroll
    September 8, 2014 at 9:48 am

    The cover looks really pretty~! I’m really excited for this book, it sounds great and different from the stereotypical YA books I keep seeing in bookstores.

  • Rodger Murry
    September 8, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Eeee, very very excited about this book! The cover is really Beautiful, it would make a great poster.

  • Claire
    September 8, 2014 at 9:53 am

    The cover art is gorgeous and the plot is everything I never realise I wanted. Congrats on getting what looks to be a fantastic book published!

  • Solene
    September 8, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Amazing cover!

  • Mary Anne
    September 8, 2014 at 10:22 am

    I got fixated on the cup of tea (I assumed tea, I guess because it’s England). Now my brain is convinced the title should be, “A Cup of Tea at the End of the World.” Te book sounds great. I have a love/hate thing with “chosen one” stories. My mind says everyone has a role to play and even the smallest part can be as pivotal (if unrecognized) as the big splashes. But there’s something so compelling about being The One. Or reading about The One. Looking forward to the book.

  • resplendeo
    September 8, 2014 at 10:28 am

    Yeah, I’m gonna have to get this book.

  • Harvey Brinda
    September 8, 2014 at 10:35 am

    I haven’t seen this premise very often, and I’m looking forward to how Erin treats it.

  • Lidia Morris
    September 8, 2014 at 10:44 am

    Can’t wait to get this book! The sample on the website got me so excited! I’ll probably read it in like one day haha

  • Gabriella Crivilare
    September 8, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Oh. My God. What a ridiculously beautiful and interesting cover. And I can never get enough of Chosen One tropes. Changing it up will just make this book even better.

  • Elena @ ElenaSquareEyes
    September 8, 2014 at 10:56 am

    That is a gorgeous cover and I can’t wait to get my hands on the book.

  • Emily K
    September 8, 2014 at 11:00 am

    This looks so fabulous~ can’t wait for it to come out *_*

  • Amy
    September 8, 2014 at 11:02 am

    I love the cover! The synopsis sounds interesting and I’m really looking forward to reading this now.

  • Sarah
    September 8, 2014 at 11:22 am

    This sounds really cool, super into this genre

  • Little Ragondin
    September 8, 2014 at 11:26 am

    This cover is absolutely gorgeous! I love the style and the way the colors mix is so pretty.
    Also, I am quite curious about the story. I really like when authors twist the “Chosen One” trope (it kind of makes me think of “Unlundun” by China Miéville)

  • Existential Crisis Factory
    September 8, 2014 at 11:33 am

    I read about this a couple of weeks ago, and I can’t wait to read it.

  • Meghan M.
    September 8, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Ahhhh, I’m so excited! I’ve been excited for the first books from Big Bang Press since I first started hearing about it all over fandom. This story looks so great, and I love that it’s turning a popular trope on its head. I can’t wait to read it!

  • Lan
    September 8, 2014 at 11:58 am

    The cover? Beautiful. The book? Can’t wait!

  • Ash
    September 8, 2014 at 11:58 am

    that cover looks so gorgeous, such lovely colors!

  • Z
    September 8, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    The full cover art looks amazing! I’m so excited for this book to come out!

  • Shannon
    September 8, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    I’m so excited for this book. And It’s so wonderful to see Jade’s art in a professional setting. Absolutely gorgeous!

  • Art
    September 8, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    I’m so excited! I can’t wait to read it and the cover looks fantastic!!

  • Cath
    September 8, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Always happy to support an author raised in the fandom community! Plus, having a chance to win this awesome book with it’s kickass cover? Heck yeah count me in!!!

  • E
    September 8, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    I’m very intrigued. Also, like the cover art! Looking forward to its release

  • K
    September 8, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Somebody I follow on Tumblr posted about this and I have to say this book has me excited. Absolutely adore the cover!

  • Neera
    September 8, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    I’m reading a lot about this book around the net, between reviews and news and whatsoever, and I have to say that I’m already sure that I’ll love it, because it has all the things I love the most in what I usually read, and because the art is really, really good too. I hope it get all the attention it deserves!

  • Kaitie Filipowicz
    September 8, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Gorgeous cover art for what sounds like an awesome book!

  • Grace
    September 8, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    The cover is awesome!

  • Maneesha
    September 8, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    the cover is gorgeous and distinctive and i want it on my shelf. i can’t wait to see how this subverts the Chosen One trope

  • Gretchen Alice
    September 8, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    This totally sounds like my jam.

  • Britney
    September 8, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    So glad this post came out, i read the book description a while ago and wnated to read it, now i can add it to my tbr list. Great looking cover.

  • Eerika
    September 8, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    This book sounds (and looks) amazing!

  • si
    September 8, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    I would love to read this. the premise sounds wonderfully exciting.

  • Marjorie
    September 8, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    The story and the cover looks amazing ! Thanks for the contest 😉

  • Leslie
    September 8, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    You had me at “Buffy”. Also the cover art is amazing. I’ll probably just buy myself the e-version if I don’t win a copy, but you can’t pet the cover of an e-book so that’s not quite as satisfying.

  • Merrilee O'Neil
    September 8, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    beautiful, beautiful art nouveau style cover. i would say it makes me want the book even more, but that’s literally not possible.

  • hapax
    September 8, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Yes, yes, yes, and YES! (I’m pretty jaded about “new and original” YA fantsy now, but this looks unbelievably cool)

  • Nicole
    September 8, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    So excited for A Hero at the End of the World to get published! Regretting not getting involved back when the Kickstarter was up, but will definitely make up for it by being one of the first to order 🙂

  • Dina
    September 8, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    This sounds so awesome 😀

  • Stephanie
    September 8, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    I’ve been seeing posts for this book on tumblr, and I’m so excited to see it’s so close to being out soon! The cover is gorgeous too, but then again i’m just a huge fan of hydrae’s art. So excited for this book!

  • Anonymous
    September 8, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Man I’ve been following big bang press since the kickstarter and Icm so excited about this book! I’ve read a few of the authors other works and they’re so awesome. Erin is greatttt.
    Not to mention Jade’s art complementing it. I’ve been a fan of hers for a while now!

  • Perry
    September 8, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    This looks so great! I’ve been seeing posts about this for a while, and I’m so glad it’s finally about to come out! (Plus, the cover art looks freaking cool.)

  • NicoleL
    September 8, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    I love a chosen one gone wrong story.

    Great cover!

  • Allison
    September 8, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    I love the cover! it IMMEDIATELY made me think of Harry Potter, and it’s quite gorgeous<3

  • Laria
    September 8, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    What a gorgeous cover! I’m really looking forward to this book!

  • wandering-dreamer
    September 8, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    I like the cover but I’m always a fan of illustrated covers. ^^

  • Kat Fiste
    September 8, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    Eek, finally! I’ve been looking forward to this book for so long, it feels like, and it’s almost here!

  • Sarah
    September 8, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    I got to read some of this while the Kickstarter was happening. It sounds great!

  • Sarah
    September 8, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    I got to read an excerpt of this while the Kickstarter was happening. Sounds great!

  • Uyen
    September 8, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    This sounds so fresh and intriguing, and the cover is perfect. How the author plays around with the Chosen One trope is so freaking clever, and please let me have that physical copy. Thank you for the giveaway :D.

  • Becca
    September 8, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    I’m always really happy to see the “chosen one” trope turned on its head, so I’m looking forward to this one! Also, that’s a great cover.

  • Jamie
    September 8, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    I’m so intrigued! What a beautiful cover, what a wonderful concept.

  • Katriel Atlas
    September 8, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Heck yeah! I’ve been looking forward to this and the cover looks great!

  • jennie t
    September 8, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    I would read this based on the cover alone!

  • Calembredaine
    September 8, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    I’m getting more and more excited about this book! What a beautiful cover (and YES to explicit diversity).

  • aliastriona
    September 8, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    I’m super excited to read this! I’ll get my copy through BBP’s kickstarter, but would love a physical copy to pass around to other people, I’m already anticipating it being awesome enough that I insist everyone around me reads it.

  • Erika
    September 8, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    This story seems great, and I’m excited about the giveaway.

  • Kristen Kittscher
    September 8, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    This sounds wonderful!!

  • Mawa Mahima
    September 8, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Yay for YA Fantasy!!! And set in London (I live there too)…plus it’s also about friendship! That’s always a winner!

  • Grace Parry
    September 8, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    The cover looks wonderful, and the book itself sounds just as good. I have very high expectations for this.

  • Steven
    September 8, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    The cover looks great. I always like stories that twist up the Chosen One trope.

  • Ksenija
    September 8, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    Ewan had chuunibuyou ha!
    The cover looks really good, I’m so glad both are poc.
    The book seems like something both adults and children would like 🙂 (even if key demographic is young adults but them too!!)

  • Anonymous
    September 8, 2014 at 3:45 pm


  • SamAran
    September 8, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    You had me at “didn’t become the prophecy child”. Serves propehetic children right!

  • RED
    September 8, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    The cover is AMAZING. I love subversions on popular tropes, I love best friends–this book pretty much looks like it was tailor made for me.

  • Margaret
    September 8, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    Everyone who has read this is so enthusiastic about it, I’m getting excited too! Can’t wait til November!

  • cora
    September 8, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Can’t wait!!

  • xed
    September 8, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    The premise for this sounds really rad. I have to say though, people are gonna find a way to call that Ewan white.

  • Jen McKernan
    September 8, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    Oh! This looks so good!

  • mightyriot
    September 8, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    This sounds really interesting, and always nice to see indie publishers working to get new stuff out there. I hope this is the first of many for Big Bang Press.

  • Elizabeth G.
    September 8, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    So excited for this book! I’ve been waiting for its release for so long!

  • homeboy
    September 8, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    I’m so hype! The cover looks amazing–can’t wait to get my hands on this story!

  • Rafaela Ferraz
    September 8, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    I love this giveaway, and whoa, that cover? It’s kind of whispering ART NOUVEAU in my ear. I love it.

  • Annie
    September 8, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    Wow, this looks so hella rad!

  • Eleanor Dixon
    September 8, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    This looks really awesome 🙂 I’m loving the cover

  • Hailey
    September 8, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    I want to read this so much it looks awesome

  • TN
    September 8, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    So excited for this book! I really love what Big Bang Press is doing!

  • Alexandra the Great
    September 8, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    This actually looks so great. I love fantasy, I love London, and I love Harry Potter. What *if* Neville had fulfilled the prophecy instead of Harry?

  • Akeea Fox
    September 8, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    Man, this looks like a great book I can’t wait to read it.

  • Hend
    September 8, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    so excited now, the cover art is so lovely

  • Wish
    September 8, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    Can we talk about how great this cover is and how awesome Big Bang Press is? Because I am so excited for this debut project. Thrilled to see a place for up and coming authors to shine

  • Galaxysoup
    September 8, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    Congratulations on the starred review – this book sounds amazing!!

  • Clare
    September 8, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    beautiful cover and fascinating sounding plot. This looks so great.

  • Rachel
    September 8, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    The cover is awesome! I can’t wait to read this!

  • Greta Lindquist
    September 8, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    Wahoo! Wizarding satire! Graphic novels! My favorite tumblrer! London! What more can a girl ask for?

  • Dan O.
    September 8, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    Great synopsis! This seems like a story I could really get lost in.

  • Anonymous
    September 8, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    I was already excited based on the summary, but ooo boy do I love this cover! Can’t wait to see the interior drawings as well.(And look! It’s helping to change the landscape of YA covers, too!)

  • Hebe
    September 8, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    IT LOOKS TOTALLY AWESOME! Not so much the cover, but the Chosen One premise sounds intriguing – that trope is WAY too prevalent in YA at the moment.

  • M
    September 8, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    YA fantasy satire? This is SO COMPLETELY up my alley. Also the art is gorgeous. I can’t wait to read it!

  • Stephanie Cain
    September 8, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    As someone who was active for years in the Harry Potter fandom and often wondered why Voldemort chose Harry and not Neville, this sounds like a book I must own and read! I love the premise, I love the cover, and I can’t wait to read it! 🙂

  • Megan
    September 8, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Oh, my god, this cover is FREAKING awesome! I wanna read it SOOO badly!

  • Mary K
    September 8, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    Love the cover! Everything about this sounds exactly like my cup of tea.

  • Jessie Sahakian
    September 8, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    This cover looks so amazing and I’m so excited to read the book!

  • Laura Hartman
    September 8, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    I’d love a copy to read and review!

    Thanks for the opportunity,

  • Alison
    September 8, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    I haven’t been this excited about a book in FOREVER, and that is saying something considering I work in a bookstore.

  • Ruth Faraday
    September 9, 2014 at 12:36 am

    I am really excited to see what this book will be like when it comes out. The art released so far is beautiful.

  • Rheanna
    September 9, 2014 at 3:31 am

    I’m so excited for this book, I can’t wait for it to come out!

  • Megan
    September 9, 2014 at 4:25 am

    This looks really cool but where can I preorder it from?

  • Mairena Ruiz
    September 9, 2014 at 5:40 am

    It does indeed sound awesome! Can’t wait to read it.

  • Lisa
    September 9, 2014 at 6:17 am

    The moment I read the summary I knew this had to be Harry Potter satire! I cannot wait for this book!

  • Elspeth
    September 9, 2014 at 6:50 am

    I had not heard about this book until my friend tweeted about it and it looks AMAZING. Definitely added to my ‘want to read’ list.

  • Sass
    September 9, 2014 at 6:50 am

    I’m still kind of disappointed in myself for not backing the Big Bang Press kickstarter, because the more I heard about this book the more I wanted to read it. Oh, well, hopefully now’s my chance!

  • Jezz
    September 9, 2014 at 7:34 am

    I just read the entire summary out to my girlfriend and I swear she had hearts in her eyes. It looks excellent!

  • Stephanie
    September 9, 2014 at 7:40 am

    I’m a 9th grade Language Arts teacher and am always looking for great new reading material for my kids. This looks excellent, but since I’m poor it would be EVEN MORE EXCELLENT to try it out free! Nevertheless, the book sounds amazing and the cover art is gorgeous. I hope the book is a great success!

  • KT
    September 9, 2014 at 7:54 am

    I can’t wait for this to come out! It sounds fantastic!

  • Dovile
    September 9, 2014 at 8:59 am

    I really like the cover, although when I saw it first before reading the blurb I thought the book must be a graphic novel. I like the twist in the plot that the chosen one turns out not to be the hero after all, so I’m interested in reading the novel.

  • David Mackie
    September 9, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Looking forward to this book!

  • Cait
    September 9, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Yay Erin! (I’ve backed the kickstarter, but I have talked this book up so much there is a waiting list on my copy.)

  • AS
    September 9, 2014 at 11:11 am

    This book has an AMAZING cover! I love it and I love it and I love it.

  • RJ
    September 9, 2014 at 11:28 am

    I really like this cover/premise. Glad I heard about it!

  • Memory
    September 9, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Oooh, I’ve been looking forward to this one ever since it was announced on Tumblr! It sounds fabulous and the cover looks great.

  • Jordan R.
    September 9, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    LOVE this cover! And the premise sounds fabulous as well! Thanks for the opportunity to win this book!

  • mycatsellsclues
    September 9, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    I’m really looking forward to this!

  • Darlynne
    September 9, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    The cover is so interesting and the description sounds like something written just for me. Thank you and thanks for the giveaway.

  • Ophelia C
    September 9, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    I cannot wait. I’ve wanted to read something like this for a while and the queer element is a big plus. The cover art is amazing, obviously.

  • Emilia
    September 9, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    Super excited about this book!

  • Niki
    September 9, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    I’d be willing to read the book based on that gorgeous cover alone, but add in a story about turning Chosen One narratives on their head, and I am ALL ABOUT THIS.

  • Caitlin
    September 9, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    ahhhh, I’m really looking forward to this! This kind of premise is hitting all the right buttons for me!

  • sg
    September 9, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Wow, I’m super psyched to read this!

  • Shae/Shelver @ Shae Has Left The Room
    September 9, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    Well this is at least three different kinds of adorable and awesome. The cover’s what really caught my eye, but the synopsis sounds amazing!

  • Astrid
    September 9, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    The cover is gorgeous! very excited to read this – the premise sounds super interesting and i’m curious to see how the whole “prophecied-one-but-not” thing goes! Definitely going to buy it for my brother as well.

  • Mary Preston
    September 9, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    I’m LOVING the cover. It makes me want to explore.

  • Collin
    September 10, 2014 at 6:47 am

    Great cover! Can’t wait for the actual book

  • Amy Wolfrey
    September 10, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Love the cover art!

  • Sara Pepparkaka
    September 10, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    This book sounds just like something I’d like to read, since I have a thing for magical books set in London.

  • Kim Aippersbach
    September 10, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    The anti-Harry Potter! It’s a premise that’s past due. I love everything about this idea. Can’t wait to meet the two main characters.

  • Vanessa
    September 10, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    I love that this book clearly has a POC as a MC. It’s rare, particularly in this genre, so I’m excited to read it!

  • Mayra barrera
    September 10, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    Sounds good :3

  • Anonymous
    September 10, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    I’m so so excited!! I already love everything about this book.

  • M
    September 11, 2014 at 3:18 am

    Waiting deliriously! v.v

  • Lezzerlee
    September 11, 2014 at 5:07 am

    I love the idea of the “hero” getting trumped and having to deal with a life of seeming mediocrity and disappointment, but with hopefully self exploration and growth, hopefully.

  • wiski
    September 11, 2014 at 5:09 am

    I can’t wait to read this book aaaah I’ve been looking forward to it for months!!

  • Savindi
    September 11, 2014 at 9:23 am

    I’m beyond excited for this book! I love the fact that it has POC characters and the cover art is so gorgeous! I love the quirky feel to it. Ahh I can’t wait for this book to be released!!

  • Kaethe
    September 11, 2014 at 10:43 am

    It’s a fine-looking cover, but I’m more excited about the Chosen One not turning out to be the one. That’s a great idea.

  • Becky C.
    September 12, 2014 at 8:15 am

    I always wanted to read a book about how things didnt work out. Look forward to this!

  • Sam
    September 12, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Fun summary and idea! Looking forward to this 🙂

  • Emma
    September 12, 2014 at 10:50 am

    The cover looks great, and the premise of the book sounds so interesting!

  • Joel
    September 12, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    I like the idea, and I like books with good interior illustrations — separates print from ebooks, somewhat.

  • Stephanie
    September 13, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    It looks amazing! I love the anime feel of the cover, and love the diversity!

  • Hannah H
    September 13, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    Like the cover, LOVE the sound of the book, yes it looks awesome! Unchosen one stories are fantastic and we don’t get enough of them.

  • Sarah
    September 14, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    This looks and sounds amazing! Definitely adding it to my TBR!

  • Yun-A
    September 14, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    Yes! I’d love to read this. The cover is interesting, and I love the idea of putting a spin on the “Chosen One”

  • Elisquared
    September 14, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    I love the cover! I like how it is very graphic with the “comic book” style illustration instead of the typical YA book cover. The plot itself sounds really interesting, but that cover would definitely pull me in at the bookstore!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Veronica
    September 14, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    I am so ridiculously excited about this book

  • Gabriel
    September 15, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    A fantasy novel (by one of my favorite fanfic authors) that recognizes diversity AND subverts the tired “chosen one” trope? Be still my beating heart! 😀

  • Jenni
    September 15, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    This sounds utterly brilliant, it’s gone straight onto my wishlist!

  • Emily
    September 15, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    The cover looks stunning, I think I recognize the artist from around tumblr. A different take on the Chosen One trope along with queer romance? Sign me up!

  • Victoria Sun
    September 15, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    I’m SO stoked, both for the (hopeful) success of BBP, and to finally read this book!

  • Elise
    September 15, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    So excited to read this book!

  • Amanda
    September 15, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    the cover art is really pretty and the book sounds pretty interesting, totally got my interest.

  • Grace
    September 16, 2014 at 1:45 am

    sooo excited for this book =D

  • Natasha
    September 16, 2014 at 2:19 am

    Looks cool!

  • Anonymous
    September 16, 2014 at 2:32 am

    Just the looks of the cover made me can’t wait to get the book on my hands!

  • Riqqa
    September 16, 2014 at 2:32 am

    Eeeeeeeee I want to read this book so badly!

  • Kate
    September 16, 2014 at 3:43 am

    hey… erm… *puts on protective armour* … is this going to be available on kindle? *dives under desk*

    just so you know (ow) I live in South Africa (ouch) IT’S REALLY HARD TO GET THIS STUFF HERE (STOP IT)

  • Big Bang Press
    September 16, 2014 at 8:30 am

    In answer to the commenter who asked whether this book will be available as an ebook: Yes! It will be available in ebook and paperback format from Amazon and our website. (Oh, and both versions include the interior illustrations!)

    You can sign up to get an email when pre-orders open, here:

  • Angel
    September 16, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    The cover looks so good! Sounds like my kind of story too so I’m eagerly anticipating its release.

  • M
    September 17, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    I MISSED THE KICKSTARTER i’m kicking myself. I;ll be buying a copy anyways if I dont win, so good luck everyone!

  • Catherine King
    September 18, 2014 at 3:16 am

    This book looks utterly fantastic — the illustration itself is breathtaking, and I really want a copy!

  • Mark
    September 19, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    I love it when an author writes about their own city! It makes the story so much more real and I’m looking forward to learning all about London!

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